Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-A)

CMU – Carnegie Mellon University Africa ( vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. Our mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context and prepared to make a transformative impact in their communities and the world.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa Courses

Carnegie Mellon University Africa Tuition Fees

If you are an African national enrolled at the Kigali location, the cost of tuition is $16,000 per year through a combined financial aid package from Carnegie Mellon University and the Government of Rwanda. However, applicants from the East African Community (EAC) may be eligible for a 50% scholarship offered by the Government of Rwanda, making the cost of the program $8,000 per year.

If you are a non-African national, the cost of tuition is set by Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, because students obtain exactly the same Carnegie Mellon master’s diploma as the students at Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus. Tuition for these students is $50,100Opens in new window, and should be compared to tuition at other world-class institutions.

Students will find the total cost of the programs may vary based on their chosen master’s program and the number of semesters they take to complete the degree requirements.

What is included in tuition?

Tuition includes:

  • All courses offered by faculty in Kigali
  • All courses available via distance learning, or at the Pittsburgh or Silicon Valley (MSECE program only) campus
  • Personal laptop for each student
  • All textbooks
  • Access to online libraries
  • Social events during the year
  • Potential to spend a semester studying abroad in Pittsburgh

CMU-Africa is a non-residential campus. Students are responsible for their own living costs such as housing and dining costs. For international students, it is important to plan and prepare a budget before you arrive in Kigali. Your tuition fees do not include living costs. Learn more about living in Rwanda.

Orientation Fee (fall semester only)$490$490
Activity Fee$280$280
Transportation Fee$250$250
Media Fee$10$10
Technology Fee$450$450
Room & Fees$10,000$0
Books/Supplies & Miscellaneous$2,400$2,400
Travel Allowance$0$680

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